||The Ants of Africa
Genus Dorylus - Subgenus Anomma
Dorylus (Anomma) burmeisteri Shuckard - male
Male illustration from Emery (1910b).
The Emery male has -
Dark smoky black wings;
The alitrunk dorsum has a shiny brown pubescence?
An evenly and relatively shallowly domed head, with relatively larger
eyes and a concave margin across between the anterior of the compound
Tthe petiole profile has a steep and continouus curve from the anterior
to the posterior dorsal margin (effectively there is no dorsal face,
the ventral process has a weakly concave anterior at about 60° and the
posterior is straight.
Ivory Coast Male
- photomontage collated from photographs of a specimen from the Ivory
Coast, collected by Caspar Schoning; Collection Information:
CASENT0172641; Locality: Ivory Coast: Taï NP; Collection codes:
ANTC7481; Collected by: Y. Möbius; Habitat: at light "South Camp""
Field Station MPI EVA; 5°50.33" N 19°23" W, vi,2006 http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0172641&shot=p1&project=
From the Emery drawings and the colour of the major
worker mandible (Schoning/Antweb and my own) this seems more likely to
be a burmeisteri male, otherwise not known from photos.
The photomontage of
what appears to be a reasonable match to the descriptions is of a
specimen from the Central African Republic, Boda-N'Goto;
27.v.1998, 1800-0500h; U.V; PK 35, RCA; collector Philippe Annoyer.
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